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For Readers: My Favorite Mythos

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For Readers:

Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Kari Trenten:

Mythology would be a great subject, too, zero-ing in on specific mythos which draw or attract us.

When I was a kid, I devoured Greek Mythology books… I loved the stories of these gods and goddesses. As an adult, I am probably more partial to Italian mythology (what with the whole language thing).

What are your favorite mythos, and some of the books you’ve read that scratch that itch best?

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2 thoughts on “For Readers: My Favorite Mythos”

  1. I’m still a little baffled by my comment about Italian mythology. (rueful grin) I’m not sure where that came from. Although the more I think about it, there is such a thing. It sprung from ancient Rome, starting flourishing in the Renaissance, and took on new form in Baroque. You can see it in the reinventions of David by Michelangelo and Donatello. You can see it in Artemisia’s paintings. You can see it in every one of Caravaggio’s ‘John the Baptists’, and in the beautiful artwork of Guido Reni. A new take on Christianity was appearing, flavored by Graeco Roman art and the rise of the Renaissance. It’s right there in the art.

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